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Op-Ed: The importance of social media in promoting website content

In a world where social media increasingly decides what internet users see and do and with SEO becoming less reliable, it is more important than ever for websites to use the technology effectively to communicate with users and market their own material.

Drivers play football on UK motorway as coach catches fire

A coach on fire on the M25 motorway around London has led to long queues and very heavy traffic. Drivers fed-up with the situation are reported to have started an impromptu game of football on the road, prompting a police warning.

New traffic light tech reduces congestion by turning lights green

A new device fitted to the windows of cars that is being trialled in the UK aims to reduce traffic congestion and pollution in city streets by enabling vehicles to turn traffic lights green as they approach.

Wikipedia filing lawsuit to NSA challenging mass surveillance

Wikipedia is to take legal action against the National Security Agency and the U.S. Department of Justice that will challenge the government's program of mass surveillance of Internet traffic and suggest that this undermines democracy.

FREAK security flaw in HTTPS affects Windows too

A decade-old flaw in the HTTPS protocol that could allow hackers to decrypt secure traffic between web browsers and servers, including payment details, has been confirmed to be present on Windows as well as Android and iOS devices.

New evidence proves China's illegal trade in ivory and tiger bone

A new survey that includes data through the end of 2014, collected by the British wildlife trade monitoring group, Traffic has been released. China has been singled out as the world's single-largest consumer of ivory, tiger bone and rhino horns.

Man caught driving using laptop, phone and earphones

In one of the most outrageous driving offences reported for a while, a man has been filmed driving while using his laptop and phone while listening to music through earphones in Aberdeen, Scotland.

The Pirate Bay returns a month after forced closure

Notorious torrent site The Pirate Bay has returned to life just a month after being taken offline by Swedish police last December. The site is blamed for copyright fraud amounting to billions of dollars by the music, film and software industries.

Aircraft set to get minute-by-minute tracking

A new initiative aims to equip all commercial flights worldwide with technology that would enable minute-by-minute tracking of the plane in times of distress, aiding rescuers and recovery efforts.

Police officer delivers pizza after arresting delivery driver

The Illinois Oswego Police Department has recounted details of an event earlier this week where an officer who had arrested a pizza delivery driver proceeded to complete the delivery to the customer.

Golden Gate Bridge closing to install permanent lane divider

San Francisco - San Francisco's iconic Golden Gate Bridge shuts down this weekend to install a movable barrier designed to keep northbound and southbound traffic apart while allowing lanes to be shifted twice a day for rush-hour.

Pre-Thanksgiving travelers get taste of winter before dinner

Hagerstown - The winter of 2014-2015 is already one to remember for millions of U.S. residents living on the country's East Coast, and the season hasn't officially started yet.

Driver's good behavior may cause traffic jams

San Francisco - An author on traffic flow studies recently stated that drivers good behavior and best intentions may cause traffic jams to be worse, among other factors.

Op-Ed: Finding your way through SEO in 2014

It is about half way through 2014 and Google has been slapping all the SEO abusers with its Penguin update 3.0, which actually is the 6th update.

Interview with Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Famer Dave Mason Special

The celebrated musician and former member of one the most popular bands of the 1960s speaks to Digital Journal about his new album and tour.

Corn dog truck overturns, causes spill in Louisiana

Shreveport - A section of interstate in Louisiana shut down Tuesday morning after a semi-truck carrying about 75,000 corn dogs crashed.

Kinshasa co-op hopes to conquer the world with traffic robots

Kinshasa - Can giant robots with a deep voice and massive arms be the answer to easing traffic chaos in the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo?A small cooperative, which developed the novel solution and is testing two robots at key intersections, thinks ...

NYC mayor in hot water on dangerous driving

New York - New York's mayor fanned accusations of hypocrisy on Friday after refusing to answer questions about his SUV violating traffic rules two days after he ordered a crackdown on dangerous driving.Bill de Blasio, who has promised to curb massive inequality, ...

15-foot hole closes motorway

A 10-mile section of the M2 motorway has been closed in both directions after a 15-foot hole appeared in the central reservation.

Whyte Avenue pedestrian fatality was noted activist and musician Special

Edmonton - A man killed on Monday after being struck by a car on Whyte Avenue was a passionate musician, talented DJ, and often a participant in local activist events.

Brazil sees 50,000 road deaths per year

Rio De Janeiro - About 50,000 people died on Brazilian roads last year, down 10 percent from 2012, according to police estimates published Tuesday in local media.

Reindeer in Norway to wear reflectors to avoid car accidents

It seems Rudolph's red nose is not sufficient. Special biodegradable reflector cuffs will now be placed on the horns of around 10,000 reindeer in northern Norway in an effort to prevent them being run over by passing motorists.

Penguin huddles are like ‘traffic jams’

To stay warm and conserve energy during the breeding season emperor penguins form huddles, with thousands of birds packing in close together. New research describes the movement like "waves in a traffic jam."

Rock superstar Dave Mason to kick off 'Traffic Jam' tour

Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Dave Mason is one of the founding members of the rock group Traffic. He kicks off his "Dave Mason's Traffic Jam" tour on January 3 in Atlantic City.

Man arrested after calling sister with hoax bomb threat

San Diego - Traffic in Southern California was brought to a halt on Thanksgiving after a man anonymously called his sister, who was driving on I-15, to jokingly tell her that there was a bomb in her car.

Inside the most common traffic violations and how to avoid them Commissioned

It's not enough to be aware of the major traffic infractions; drivers need to learn how to avoid them in order to keep insurance rates down.

Note from traffic cop goes viral

On Sunday a photo of a note that was placed on a vehicle was posted to Reddit. The note was from an on-duty traffic cop.

Sinkhole opens up and disrupts D.C. traffic during rush hour

Washington - A sinkhole opened up on an intersection in downtown Washington, D.C. on Tuesday. The streets around the sinkhole were closed and this caused problems during rush hour.

Low snow creates havoc in California Motherlode Special

Sonora - Snow accumulations aren't rare in the California Motherlode, however, snow at the 1,200 to 1,400 ft elevation is rather uncommon. The low snow created a terrible p.m. commute, and up to 600 power outages.

Motorists confused over invisible object prank (Videos)

Amsterdam - A group of Dutch pranksters are causing some confusion among motorists in Amsterdam, filming their perplexed targets and posting the videos on YouTube.
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Moving traffic on I-66 in Northern Virginia  this is about an hour before the 5 p.m. rush  but west-...
Moving traffic on I-66 in Northern Virginia, this is about an hour before the 5 p.m. rush, but west-bound traffic is already starting to get congested.
Traffic conditions in KL
Traffic conditions in KL
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EXPRESSION: Photograph taken from the Ferry Building the San Francisco waterfront shows the The Bay ...
EXPRESSION: Photograph taken from the Ferry Building the San Francisco waterfront shows the The Bay Lights installation on the Bay Bridge to Oakland. The 25,000 lights that create a kind of electronic waterfall 500 feet above the bay will be remade into a permanent fixture in 2016.
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Cars driving on I-66 in Northern Virginia
Cars driving on I-66 in Northern Virginia
Traffic on L.A. s 405 Freeway
Traffic on L.A.'s 405 Freeway
Stopped by the police.
Stopped by the police.
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Traffic in London
Traffic in London
Visibility was down in London as the severe winter storm intensified as it moved into the city.
Visibility was down in London as the severe winter storm intensified as it moved into the city.
Traffic delay due to an accident
Traffic delay due to an accident
A red light in L.A.
A red light in L.A.
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The stats for a BuzzFeed article
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The spike in s online traffic in February 2011
The spike in's online traffic in February 2011
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RESTORM: Buffalo  N.Y.  was still digging out from last week s early season blizzard when the pre-Th...
RESTORM: Buffalo, N.Y., was still digging out from last week's early season blizzard when the pre-Thanksgiving storm hit Wednesday. Above, vehicles on West Seneca carefully approach a snow-impacted intersection at Union Road in Buffalo.
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A student driving
I-66 traffic
I-66 traffic
HOV sign lit up that shows the lane is open to all traffic on eastbound I-66 at this time of day. Co...
HOV sign lit up that shows the lane is open to all traffic on eastbound I-66 at this time of day. Come morning rush hour, this HOV lane will be restricted to cars with more than 1 occupant.
Traffic headed toward international bridge in Tijuana
Traffic headed toward international bridge in Tijuana
Traffic in Santa Cruz
Traffic in Santa Cruz
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Traffic on I-66 West about 4 p.m. This is located in the stretch about 20 miles outside of Washingto...
Traffic on I-66 West about 4 p.m. This is located in the stretch about 20 miles outside of Washington